A Theory of Everything: An Integral Vision for Business, Politics, Science, and Spirituality
is a concise, comprehensive overview of Wilber's revolutionary thought and its
application in today's world. In
Theory of Everything,
Wilber uses clear, nontechnical language to present complex, cutting-edge
theories that integrate the realms of body, mind, soul, and spirit. He then
demonstrates how these theories and models can be applied to real-world
problems in areas s
But I think this is a really useful theory.
Or rather, meta-theory.
This is a re-read for me.
I read it in 2000 when it was released.
At the time it revolutionized my world.
Now, 20 years later.
It still holds water.
The new age language and thinking is embarrassing.
But the important ideas of the book are sound.
The all quadrant model is analogous to the bio-psycho-social-systemic model of assessment we use in psychotherapy.
Completely valid and useful.
And the lines and l ...more
Most essential Wilber book. Easy read. Ken Wilber's seminars are attended by the elites - Bush, Blair, etc. Wilber’s books are vital for understanding where our society is headed. He has been called "the father of Post-Modernism". Some good, some lies. I think Wilber has a lot right but has dangerous perspectives on globalism and sexuality. ...more
While Wilbur’s theory has often been u ...more
One of those concepts is that of a holon, which is a thing that is both made up of smaller holons, but also a component of large ones, progressing in complexity and ability. A brief example is a cell in our body ...more
This begins right at the first pages, in which the author goes into a lengthy discussion about the hotness of academia topics right now. In the second half of this book it looses its balance totally by discussing multiple representation options for systems and forgets the difference between map and country...
Be prepared to stop on each page to digest the density of Ken Wilber and Integral Thinking. This is very powerful stuff that will leave you a little lost at times. The concepts of spiral dynamics and 4 quadrant evolution is ground breaking and has changed my professional and personal life.
At its core, Ken posits existence of levels of consciousness at an individual level a ...more
I find the insights in spiral dynamics inspiring and compelling but my understanding in his suggestions for an integral "all-level, all-quadrant" approach remained too abstract for me, to truly regurgitate it like I usually do with books.
I'm particularly intruiged by Boomeritis (all perspectives are equally true and relevant, so "nobody tells me what to do!") and how it (roughly speaking) ...more
A quick review that must be split into two parts: 1) the content, and 2) the presentation of the content.
The content is 5 stars. Wilber’s work is nothing short of extraordinary. This is the 4th book of his I’ve read (and many articles by and about) and my least favorite. It felt too all over the place. “A brief history of everything” is a much better concise overview of integral theory though this has some nice new perspectives.
The presentation was terrible. Wil ...more